Stalin inaugurates modern newborn facility at Dharmapuri

Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday inaugurated a Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care at Dharmapuri Government Medical College and Hospital constructed at a cost of Rs 10 crore.

The modern facility has a total of 200 beds, including 33 beds in ground floor, 22 beds in first floor, 95 beds for children in second floor and 50 beds in the third floor. The facility has been equipped with Rs 2 crore worth medical equipment.

As part of the programme, the Chief Minister gave away health kits for pregnant women and mementos for panchayat presidents and nurses who achieved 100 per cent vaccination in Krishnapuram, Nallasenahalli K Naduhalli, Kadakathur, Pooganhalli and Bommahalli panchayats.

Thereafter, Stalin held an inspection at the water pumping station in Hogenakkal. He then insisted the officials to speed up and complete the pending works on Hogenakkal combined drinking water project. He urged officials to ensure that water reaches every village.

Earlier, while proceeding towards Hogenakkal, the Chief Minister took a halt to hear the grievances of students of a Government Adi Dravidar Welfare School. On the second day of his visit, the Chief Minister also unveiled as many as 11 projects executed at a total cost of Rs 17.44 crore in the district.